Exhibitions

The Neuberger presents public, temporary exhibitions, youth-oriented programming, and permanent exhibitions in our museum space.

Our permanent exhibitions, We Who Survived: A Portrait Gallery and Young Voices from the Holocaust, are on view in our museum and open to the public. As well, we present a thematic temporary exhibitions each fall and spring.

We Who Survived

A Portrait Gallery

Situated along the Herman Berenblum Promenade is We Who Survived, a photographic tribute to the members of the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre survivor speakers' bureau.  Accompanying each contemporary portrait by photographer Leib Kopman is an autobiographical sketch reflecting on a life lived before, during and after the Holocaust. Together they affirm the importance of bearing witness and passing the torch of remembrance.  Sharing their personal stories of survival, grief, and ultimately renewal with thousands of students and members of the public, these remarkable individuals have informed and inspired generations. 

The portrait gallery is open year round.

Young Voices from the Holocaust

Permanently on display in our museum

Our museum exhibit, Young Voices from the Holocaust, looks at Jewish youth, all of whom were under 19 years of age, during the period from 1933 to 1945.

It is divided into ten themes, which trace young Jews’ diverse experiences in the years leading up to, during and just after the Holocaust. The display highlights the stories of local survivor speakers from the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. Along with rare archival photographs, documents, artefacts and artwork, their haunting words offer insight into their unimaginable experiences, giving a voice to every young victim of the Holocaust, both those who were murdered and those, who against tremendous odds, survived and went on to live meaningful and fruitful lives.

FEATURED EXHIBITS FOR HEW 2018

In Honour of Holocaust Education Week

Don't miss these temporary exhibitions running during HEW 2018.

The Unknowable


Our memory of the Holocaust is shaped by those who survived and those who did not; by precious as well as everyday objects left behind or passed down from one generation to the next. There are the timeless, familiar icons of Holocaust education: Anne Frank’s diary, a cattle car arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau, a tattooed number on the arm of a survivor. Less well known are topics that have existed on the margins of history, or places from which no one escaped or survived. These are often harder to depict, such as gay relationships in the midst of Nazi persecution; the relief efforts of Canadian Jews; and the Nazi attempt at deception that produced monetary currency in some ghettos. Explore unknowable and untold stories of the Holocaust through artefacts and photography in this exhibit curated by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. Consider how each object reflects the life of a person, a couple or a community, providing a window into one of the countless stories and experiences of the person who owned it. Uncover a story for yourself and visit our website for additional information about the significance of each item featured in this collection.
 
ON VIEW NOVEMBER 1 - 28
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; SATURDAY TO SUNDAY 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Miles Nadal JCC, The Gallery at the J
750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto / 416-924-6211
FREE ADMISSION. No registration required. 

Tell Me a Story! Youth Literature at the Holocaust

 

Literature can be a powerful tool for young learners to discover the history of the Holocaust. Divided into five zones relating to the works of five authors, this exhibition offers visitors an entry point to understand the main characters’ histories, as well as key elements of the author’s life and an artefact connected to the story. Specifically developed for families and children eight to ten years of age and older with the maturity to deal with difficult subject matter. A selection of children’s literature will be available in the reading zone suitable for ages five and above. English and French.

Curated by the Montreal Holocaust Museum with funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage - Government of Canada.

 

ON VIEW NOVEMBER 1-18

Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto
416.395.5577

Dimensions in Testimony

LEARN MORE ABOUT DIMENSIONS IN TESTIMONY

Visit the Neuberger to experience the only Canadian installation of the USC Shoah Foundation's New Dimensions in Testimony, featuring four Holocaust survivor prototypes. Engage in a virtual conversation and discover the future of interactive Holocaust survivor narratives.

Call 416-631-5689 or email neuberger@ujafed.org for more information about experiencing this innovative program in Toronto.